The prolific duo of Phil Lord and Chris Miller have sold a new comedy project to ABC with a significant penalty attached in a competitive situation, Variety has learned.Currently titled "We Can Do Better," the potential series would follow a soccer mom who must deal with her newly "woke" life in the south as a parent, wife, American citizen, and daughter of hardcore conservative parents.Liz Cackowski wrote the script and will serve as executive producer. Lord and Miller will executive produce along...
Miller, who has been chairman of Gazprom-Media since 2007, began his career at parent group Gazprom in 2001 with his appointment as chairman of the management committee, or CEO, after serving as Russia’s deputy energy minister. In 2002 he was named Gazprom’s deputy chairman. Miller, who worked under President Vladimir Putin in the St. Petersburg mayor’s office during the 1990s, and Gazprom both avoided sanctions leveled by the U.S. and EU on Russian individuals and companies in the wake of the 2014 Ukraine crisis.
As Gazprom-Media chairman, he oversees Russia’s biggest media conglomerate, which was formed in 1998 to manage Gazprom’s vast media assets, including television broadcasters, radio stations, publishing operations, online businesses, film production and advertising companies. Among them is Central Partnership, a leading film production and distribution company and one of Russia’s largest film and TV content rights holders. Central Partnership has exclusive film distribution deals with Paramount and Summit Entertainment.
Over the past year Central Partnership has expanded its international operations, including partnerships with Indian entertainment group Eros International and China’s Shanghai Media Group.